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Global Economic Dynamics

Newsletter of May 2018

We help make complex economic dynamics transparent and understandable. The project examines the causes and effects of economic trends, as well as the connections linking one trend to another.

 

Study

Is China Systematically Buying Up German Key Technologies?

Foreign direct investment (FDI) can have positive effects, such as job creation, on the host country’s economy. However, the surge in Chinese M&A transactions in Germany has recently aroused suspicion. What is behind the increased interest in “Made in Germany”? And in which sectors do investors from China invest most frequently? Our recent study sheds some light on Chinese companies’ activities in Germany in recent years. read more

 

Blog Post

How 3D Printing Technology Could Change World Trade

3D printing technology is still in its infancy. However, like many other technologies before it, it could soon develop into a widespread production technology. This would also have a serious impact on international trade. read more

 

Blog Post

GED Explains: Import Tariffs vs. Import Quotas

The US government has postponed the introduction of punitive tariffs on European products such as steel and aluminium for the time being. But instead, they are now considering restricting the volume of exports from Europe through an import quota. In general, such import quotas have the same effects as tariffs on imports, leading to higher prices for US consumers and losses for European exporters. read more

 

Blog Post

Consequences of Punitive Tariffs

In an earlier blog post, I showed that there are a number of arguments for why the introduction of a punitive tariff will give the protected sector temporary respite, but simultaneously damage the economy of the entire country. The historical experiences of the United States themselves show that this is not just graytheory. read more

 

Blog Post

Merkel and Trump Talking Trade

On Friday April 27th, Chancellor Merkel travelled to Washington DC to meet President Trump. Trade is among the most important issues the two leaders are going to discuss. A recent survey by Bertelsmann Stiftung gauges the temperature amongst the people in the US, Germany and ten other nations. read more

 

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Andreas Esche

Director, Program Megatrends

 

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